HR ignorance blocking mental health policies

first_img Comments are closed. HR ignorance blocking mental health policiesOn 1 May 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article HR managers have a lack of understanding about mental health issues,according to research commissioned by the Department of Health. Attitudes to Mental Health at Work – Interim Report claims that HR policiesdo not take into account mental health issues as effectively as they should. It also states there is a lack of training in companies’ responsibilitiesunder the Disability Discrimination Act when it comes to dealing with theproblem. The report finds that HR managers have a lack of understanding and sympathytowards mental illness and that this attitude is silencing managers andblocking the development of policies. Patrick Burns, policy director at The Industrial Society, which carried outthe research, said HR could improve the way it tackles mental health issues. He said, “HR needs to improve the awareness of mental health withinorganisations. HR have the tools to do this as they do it in other areas ofdiscrimination.” Burns said the approach to training on mental health issues must beimproved. “HR needs to specialise in mental health by encouraging the use ofinternal or external counsellors so they can tell employees what to do,”he said. The report was based on responses from 14 HR managers split into two focusgroups. www.indsoc.co.uk Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


Money advice from your future self

first_imgSave as much as you canI know you love spending money on things that are fun, taste good and give you a buzz, but it’ll add up. Start spending money on your future by dumping money into your retirement plan before you spend a dime on anything else. After you’ve done that, feel free to budget your money however you feel you should. Building up a nest egg might not seem like a priority right now, but you’ll be glad you did when the time comes.Pay off that carSo you get a job and the first thing you buy is a new car. That’s understandable, because I know that money was burning a hole in your pocket. Here’s the thing. You’re young, you’re still living at home and you don’t know what bills are. Put as much money on that car as you can every month. Don’t spend 60 months paying off that 60 month loan. Cut it in half and thank yourself later.Avoid growing debtAs tempting as that credit card might be, you don’t need it. Spend money on things you can afford. Buying things you want just leads to credit card bills that you can’t pay off each month. And that only leads to debt and more debt.Love what you doFind something you’re passionate about, and do it for the rest of your life. Sure you may take a pay cut but you’ll be happy every morning when you wake up. Don’t worry about the financial side of it. Just make sure you keep putting money aside for the future. You may have a smaller budget each month but you’ll be able to be happy at work and happy in retirement.Remember money isn’t successThink about the people and experiences in your life and remember that those are the most important things. Sure, money gives you options, but at the end of the day how much money is enough? Use money to enrich your life but keep an eye on what’s really important. 129SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more


Saviour Gama Extends Contract With FC Goa

first_imgPanaji: Saviour Gama on Monday signed a contract extension with Indian Super League side FC Goa, which will keep him at the club till the summer of 2021.The 22-year-old left-back was one of four players to make the step up to FC Goa’s first team from Clifford Miranda’s development squad which won the Goa Football Association (GFA) Professional League in the 2018-19 season.Alongside Mohammad Nawaz, Liston Colaco and Princeton Rebello, Gama made the step up to senior football on the national stage, making six appearances in the Indian Super League and the Super Cup. IANS Also Read: FC Goa Retains Ahmed Jahouh For Another Yearlast_img